Tenerife's Forum of Fun

Tenerife Forum of Fun!

Not a member? Register here to join our fun forum!
Once you register, you will receive an e-mail asking you to validate your membership. Click on the link and away you go!

Thank you for joining, now have some fun!
Tenerife's Forum of Fun

A place for visitors and residents to share experiences and have fun at the same time.

Welcome to Tenerife Forum of Fun! Register and join in!

    Iconic Photographs

    Share
    avatar
    3rdforum
     
     

    Ireland Male Posts : 20753
    Join date : 2011-08-30
    Age : 47
    Location : Ireland

    Re: Iconic Photographs

    Post by 3rdforum on Sat 29 Oct 2016 - 8:13

    University of Texas at Brownsville ?






    avatar
    Mcqueen
     
     

    England Male Posts : 26394
    Join date : 2011-08-13
    Age : 64
    Location : England

    Re: Iconic Photographs

    Post by Mcqueen on Sat 29 Oct 2016 - 8:52

    Immigrant land innit
    avatar
    Campbell Brodie
     
     

    Scotland Male Posts : 41542
    Join date : 2011-08-13
    Age : 63
    Location : Scotland

    Re: Iconic Photographs

    Post by Campbell Brodie on Sat 29 Oct 2016 - 9:03

    Actress Marlene Dietrich kisses a soldier returning home from war, 1945

    This photo shows Marlene Dietrich passionately kissing a GI as he arrives home from World War II. It seems that the guy on the left holding her up is enjoying the view. It was first published in Life Magazine with the caption: “While soldiers hold her up by her famous legs, Marlene Dietrich is kissed by a home-coming GI”. Photo taken by Irving Haberman.





    Helpful Links.
          Tenerife living guide. | FAQ | Forum Help |
               

    avatar
    Mcqueen
     
     

    England Male Posts : 26394
    Join date : 2011-08-13
    Age : 64
    Location : England

    Re: Iconic Photographs

    Post by Mcqueen on Sat 29 Oct 2016 - 9:08

    Hope she had knickers on
    avatar
    Adam Mint
     
     

    Scotland Male Posts : 20849
    Join date : 2011-10-07
    Age : 53

    Re: Iconic Photographs

    Post by Adam Mint on Sat 29 Oct 2016 - 13:44

    Why...
    avatar
    3rdforum
     
     

    Ireland Male Posts : 20753
    Join date : 2011-08-30
    Age : 47
    Location : Ireland

    Re: Iconic Photographs

    Post by 3rdforum on Sat 29 Oct 2016 - 14:06

    Is she on a ship?? Guy on left is probably thinking he forgot to stoke the boiler.






    avatar
    Mcqueen
     
     

    England Male Posts : 26394
    Join date : 2011-08-13
    Age : 64
    Location : England

    Re: Iconic Photographs

    Post by Mcqueen on Sat 29 Oct 2016 - 14:08

    avatar
    Campbell Brodie
     
     

    Scotland Male Posts : 41542
    Join date : 2011-08-13
    Age : 63
    Location : Scotland

    Re: Iconic Photographs

    Post by Campbell Brodie on Sat 29 Oct 2016 - 14:51

    Ray Campbell vs Dick Hyland (1913). Ray Campbell is listed as the official winner of this fight. It appears that Campbell is the fighter on the left and Hyland is on the right.

    This picture shows the end of a brutal boxing match between Ray Campbell and Dick Hyland. Take a look at the condition of the two fighters, battered, bloodied, bruised and staring down each other at the end of the fight. Boxing in those days was very different. There was no mandatory eight count. There was no neutral corner. If your opponent knocked you down, the second you get off your knees, you’re getting punched by a guy who’s been loading up his power shot for seconds (an eternity in the ring).





    Helpful Links.
          Tenerife living guide. | FAQ | Forum Help |
               

    avatar
    Campbell Brodie
     
     

    Scotland Male Posts : 41542
    Join date : 2011-08-13
    Age : 63
    Location : Scotland

    Re: Iconic Photographs

    Post by Campbell Brodie on Sun 30 Oct 2016 - 8:36

    Mrs. Thatcher visiting British troops in Falkland Islands, January 1983.

    Thatcher is surrounded by troops on a visit to Goose Green in January 1983, where the Parachute Regiment had secured a crucial victory seven months earlier. The war was a turning point in her premiership. The Argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges called the Falkland War: “The Falklands thing was a fight between two bald men over a comb”. Thus, describing how useless the islands were to both nations, as bald men do not have hair and have no use of a comb.





    Helpful Links.
          Tenerife living guide. | FAQ | Forum Help |
               

    avatar
    Mcqueen
     
     

    England Male Posts : 26394
    Join date : 2011-08-13
    Age : 64
    Location : England

    Re: Iconic Photographs

    Post by Mcqueen on Sun 30 Oct 2016 - 8:38

    The greatest Prime minister ever Dont feck with us 
    avatar
    Campbell Brodie
     
     

    Scotland Male Posts : 41542
    Join date : 2011-08-13
    Age : 63
    Location : Scotland

    Re: Iconic Photographs

    Post by Campbell Brodie on Sun 30 Oct 2016 - 8:46




    Helpful Links.
          Tenerife living guide. | FAQ | Forum Help |
               

    avatar
    Campbell Brodie
     
     

    Scotland Male Posts : 41542
    Join date : 2011-08-13
    Age : 63
    Location : Scotland

    Re: Iconic Photographs

    Post by Campbell Brodie on Mon 31 Oct 2016 - 8:53

    A Papua New Guinean Native “Fuzzy Wuzzy Angel”, guiding an injured Australian soldier home, Christmas Day, 1942.

    An Australian soldier, George “Dick” Whittington, is aided by Papuan orderly Raphael Oimbari, at the Battle of Buna-Gona. Whittington died in February 1943 from the effects of bush typhus, this little-known killer of many Allied and Japanese soldiers in the Pacific.

    During the war in Papua New Guinea, the local population who were sympathetic to the Australian troops would assist where they could. Notably they would help in transporting stores and equipment over the rough terrain. Teams carried seriously wounded and sick Australian soldiers all the way back to their bases. Their compassion and care of the casualties earned them admiration and respect from the Australians, who dubbed these men their fuzzy wuzzy angels. The Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels were named for both their frizzy curly hair and helpful role.





    Helpful Links.
          Tenerife living guide. | FAQ | Forum Help |
               

    avatar
    Mcqueen
     
     

    England Male Posts : 26394
    Join date : 2011-08-13
    Age : 64
    Location : England

    Re: Iconic Photographs

    Post by Mcqueen on Mon 31 Oct 2016 - 9:07

    I looked like that coming out of Optegra Nice story 
    avatar
    Campbell Brodie
     
     

    Scotland Male Posts : 41542
    Join date : 2011-08-13
    Age : 63
    Location : Scotland

    Re: Iconic Photographs

    Post by Campbell Brodie on Tue 1 Nov 2016 - 7:28

    A photograph of the Japanese soldier Yasuno Chikao an instant before he strikes off Siffleet’s head was taken from the body of a Japanese casualty later in the war, 1943

    Leonard Siffleet was an Australian Special Forces radio operator, sent on mission to Papua New Guinea to establish a coastwatching station. In September 1943, his patrol was sent to Japanese held New Guinea, to recon the Japanese forces stationed there. Siffleet and two other Australian soldiers were captured by local natives friendly to the Japanese and turned over to the Japanese.

    All three men were interrogated, tortured and confined for approximately two weeks before being taken down to Aitape Beach on the afternoon of 24 October 1943. Bound and blindfolded, surrounded by Japanese and native onlookers, they were forced to the ground and executed by beheading, on the orders of Vice-Admiral Michiaki Kamada of the Imperial Japanese Navy. The officer who executed Siffleet, Yasuno Chikao, detailed a private to photograph him in the act. At the end of the war, Chikao was captured, tried for war crimes and sentenced to be hanged; his sentence was commuted to ten years imprisonment, and upon completion of his sentence, he returned to Japan.





    Helpful Links.
          Tenerife living guide. | FAQ | Forum Help |
               

    avatar
    Mcqueen
     
     

    England Male Posts : 26394
    Join date : 2011-08-13
    Age : 64
    Location : England

    Re: Iconic Photographs

    Post by Mcqueen on Tue 1 Nov 2016 - 7:39

    Nasty
    avatar
    Campbell Brodie
     
     

    Scotland Male Posts : 41542
    Join date : 2011-08-13
    Age : 63
    Location : Scotland

    Re: Iconic Photographs

    Post by Campbell Brodie on Wed 2 Nov 2016 - 17:33

    Argentina’s 2-1 victory over England in front of 115,000 fans on June 22, 1986 is remembered entirely for the two moments from Maradona which would ultimately settle a contest simmering with political overtones. Four years earlier, Britain and Argentina had fought a bitter conflict in the South Atlantic over the Falkland Islands, which ended in defeat for the South American nation’s military junta.

    Diego Armando Maradona, Argentina’s greatest-ever player, scored both his side’s goals in the 2-1 victory. Six minutes into the second half, Maradona cut inside from the left and played a diagonal low pass to the edge of the area to team-mate Jorge Valdano and continued his run in the hope of a one-two movement. Maradona’s pass was played slightly behind Valdano and reached England’s Steve Hodge, the left midfielder who had dropped back to defend.

    Hodge tried to hook the ball clear but miscued it. The ball screwed off his foot and into the penalty area, toward Maradona, who had continued his run. England goalkeeper Peter Shilton came out of his goal to punch the ball clear. Maradona, despite being 8 inches (20 cm) shorter than the 6-foot-1 (1.85 m) Shilton, reached it first with his outside left hand. The ball went into the goal. Referee Ali Bin Nasser of Tunisia claimed he did not see the infringement and allowed the goal, much to the chagrin of the English players and management.





    Helpful Links.
          Tenerife living guide. | FAQ | Forum Help |
               

    avatar
    Mcqueen
     
     

    England Male Posts : 26394
    Join date : 2011-08-13
    Age : 64
    Location : England

    Re: Iconic Photographs

    Post by Mcqueen on Wed 2 Nov 2016 - 18:44

    Tarts game
    avatar
    Campbell Brodie
     
     

    Scotland Male Posts : 41542
    Join date : 2011-08-13
    Age : 63
    Location : Scotland

    Re: Iconic Photographs

    Post by Campbell Brodie on Thu 3 Nov 2016 - 16:56

    Five Australian former prisoners of war catch up on news from home after their release from Japanese captivity in Singapore, September 1945. The brutal treatment inflicted upon these men by their Japanese captors is clearly illustrated by their poor physical condition.

    These prisoners were held on the Changi POW camp. Often thought to be synonymous with horror it was in fact a relatively comfortable camp, at least compared to those on Borneo, Ambon, Hainan, Japan and the Thai–Burma railway. The Japanese used the POW’s at Changi for forced labor. Men were made to work in the docks where they loaded munitions onto ships. They were also used to clear sewers damaged in the attack on Singapore. As the end of the Pacific War approached, rations to the POW’s were reduced drastically. To be more precisely ration scales were reduced even for the Japanese as resupply from outside Malaya/Singapore became more difficult as the war progressed. It must be noted that at the same time Japanese front line troops were dying of starvation in New Guinea (and turning cannibal if eye witness accounts are to be believed).





    Helpful Links.
          Tenerife living guide. | FAQ | Forum Help |
               

    avatar
    Campbell Brodie
     
     

    Scotland Male Posts : 41542
    Join date : 2011-08-13
    Age : 63
    Location : Scotland

    Re: Iconic Photographs

    Post by Campbell Brodie on Fri 4 Nov 2016 - 19:13

    Serra Pelada was a large gold mine in Brazil 430 kilometres (270 mi) south of the mouth of the Amazon River. In 1979 a local child swimming on the banks of a local river found a 6 grams (0.21 oz) nugget of gold. Soon word leaked out and by the end of the week a gold rush had started. During the early 1980s, tens of thousands of prospectors flocked to the Serra Pelada site, which at its peak was said to be not only the largest open-air gold mine in the world, but also the most violent.

    At first the only way to get to the remote site was by plane or foot. Miners would often pay exorbitant prices to have taxis drive them from the nearest town to the end of a dirt track; from there, they would walk the remaining distance—some 15 kilometers (9.3 mi) to the site. Huge nuggets were quickly discovered, the biggest weighing nearly 6.8 kilograms (15 lb), $108,000 at the 1980 market price ( now $ 310,173 in 2016). During the peak of the gold rush the mine was known for appalling conditions and violence, whilst the town that grew up beside it was notorious for both murder and prostitution.





    Helpful Links.
          Tenerife living guide. | FAQ | Forum Help |
               

    avatar
    3rdforum
     
     

    Ireland Male Posts : 20753
    Join date : 2011-08-30
    Age : 47
    Location : Ireland

    Re: Iconic Photographs

    Post by 3rdforum on Fri 4 Nov 2016 - 19:33

    like an ant nest






    avatar
    Campbell Brodie
     
     

    Scotland Male Posts : 41542
    Join date : 2011-08-13
    Age : 63
    Location : Scotland

    Re: Iconic Photographs

    Post by Campbell Brodie on Fri 4 Nov 2016 - 20:13

    Isn't it just!



    Helpful Links.
          Tenerife living guide. | FAQ | Forum Help |
               

    avatar
    Campbell Brodie
     
     

    Scotland Male Posts : 41542
    Join date : 2011-08-13
    Age : 63
    Location : Scotland

    Re: Iconic Photographs

    Post by Campbell Brodie on Sat 5 Nov 2016 - 9:21

    A 17 year-old Pelé in Sweden before the 1958 World Cup.

    In the picture, right next to him is Zito, one of the best midfielders of all time. He was Pelé´s partner in Santos team and Brazil’s player in this World Cup. Pelé turned 18 during the 1958 World Cup, helped Brazil to reach the finals and then win 5-2 against Sweden, crowning Brazil as world champions for their first time ever, which turned him overnight into an international sensation. On June 29, 1958, he became the youngest player to play in a World Cup final match at 17 years and 249 days.





    Helpful Links.
          Tenerife living guide. | FAQ | Forum Help |
               

    avatar
    Campbell Brodie
     
     

    Scotland Male Posts : 41542
    Join date : 2011-08-13
    Age : 63
    Location : Scotland

    Re: Iconic Photographs

    Post by Campbell Brodie on Sun 6 Nov 2016 - 9:09

    A lady with two slaves, in Bahia, Brazil, 1860.

    These two men are manumitted slaves. Manumission is the act of a slave owner freeing his or her slaves. They borrowed the clothes and the hats just for the picture. It’s a posed photograph and a statement about being manumitted rather than a picture of a woman posing with her slaves. To answer the question of why they are dressed up but shoeless – it’s part of the old custom of using shoes to denote class, position, or wealth. It was highly traditional that slaves be barefooted. Some countries went so far as to mandate that slaves always be without shoes.





    Helpful Links.
          Tenerife living guide. | FAQ | Forum Help |
               

    avatar
    Mcqueen
     
     

    England Male Posts : 26394
    Join date : 2011-08-13
    Age : 64
    Location : England

    Re: Iconic Photographs

    Post by Mcqueen on Sun 6 Nov 2016 - 9:42

    I have a slave but with shoes
    avatar
    Campbell Brodie
     
     

    Scotland Male Posts : 41542
    Join date : 2011-08-13
    Age : 63
    Location : Scotland

    Re: Iconic Photographs

    Post by Campbell Brodie on Sun 6 Nov 2016 - 11:11




    Helpful Links.
          Tenerife living guide. | FAQ | Forum Help |
               


    Sponsored content

    Re: Iconic Photographs

    Post by Sponsored content


      Current date/time is Sun 24 Jun 2018 - 15:31